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Poster: GersonK Date: May 3, 2004 7:32am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: A new parody movie?

> It would be a perfectly legitimate use of the
> material on this site, and of your free speech
> rights.

On striclty legal grounds, since the film in question has quite a few years before it falls into the public domain on its own and was uploaded under a "No Derivative Works" Creative Commons license, it would only be legit if you made an imitative work from scratch - as opposed to just making some selective edits to the original.

(If I were king of the archive, I think I'd find a new name for this collection. Open Source generally implies that the creators have sacrificed a good deal of their copyright. I'd also force submitters to either specify a creative commons license or check off "All" or "No" rights reserved. I think that would help decrease the notion that everything here is public domain.)

This post was modified by GersonK on 2004-05-03 14:32:48

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Poster: cashel Date: May 3, 2004 9:41am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: A new parody movie?

GersonK gave much uselul information. This led me to the internet site for the tv ad and other referenced sites. However, I cannot find any accreditation for the many photographs used in the tv ad. It is standard practice for documentary films to list the sources of any imagery used.Thus,I cannot determine the copyright status of this tv ad vegan film

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Poster: ridetheory Date: May 3, 2004 2:07pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: A new parody movie?

Their use of the source material is fair use, and the whole completed work has their copyright. Public figures have a lot of control over how their images are used, but in a case like this, where they all probably would see the message as positive (and it does no damage to their careers), I doubt any of them would seek restitution.

This post was modified by ridetheory on 2004-05-03 21:07:17